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To: Doren who wrote (210950)10/7/2021 3:49:13 PM
From: Zen Dollar Round  Read Replies (1) of 212648
That is good to know, thank you.

One thing that leaps out at me though is the relative safety of the ChromeOS compared to Google Chrome, the web browser.

My argument was based on Google Chrome being compromised, not ChromeOS running on a Chromebook. Big difference.

Now, it could be argued that many of the exploits on Chrome leverage specific problems on Mac and PCs and their file systems that aren't inherent on ChromeOS, I just don't know.

I do know that at least some of the zero day exploits work through Chrome itself and have nothing to do with the underlying OS. This is evident in the fact that some of the zero days patched affect both Macs and PCs.

The other factor here is the low market share of ChromeOS. Apple used to tout their invincibility to malware too. They even made a commercial about it and print ads too.

Apple doesn't do that any longer.

If Chrome ever gains real traction in the marketplace beyond schools (students and schools are not rich targets for ransomware), I expect the amount of malware out there for ChromeOS will increase substantially.

Just ask Apple.
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